Past Members

For her PhD, Himali looked at how extreme heat events affected the heat budgets of Australian flying-foxes (Pteropus spp.), and the roles of morphology, physiology and behaviour. As a postdoctoral project, she extended the heat stress predicting biophysical model to different species of flying-foxes.
Himali’s website


Matthew’s research interests lie in foraging theory, individual-based modelling, energetics, and predator-prey dynamics using state-space models.



Sophie studied the ecoenergetics of the Western Swamp Tortoise in order to model their translocation viability.
Sophie’s website


Elia’s research focuses on the effect of climate change on desert dwelling lizards.
Elia’s website


Liz’s masters thesis focussed on climatic correlates and the physiological implications of body size variation in the Western Stone gecko, Diplodactylus granariensis.


Natasha tested and compared correlative and mechanistic species distribution models using the Great Desert Skink, Liopholis kintorei as a study species.
Natasha’s website


Chris used energy budget and biophysical modelling to assess life history traits and population responses of the bearded dragon, Pogona barbara, to current and changing climatic conditions.


Maddie’s PhD focused on predicting the responses of the common brown butterfly, Heteronympha merope, to changes in climate using their ecophysiology.



Katie researched historical changes and the evolution of the Hylid frogs, Litoria ewingi and L. paraewingi.


Josh researched human-induced changes in the genetic structure of amphibian populations.